England's Lakeland Glory
Recognised as a region with World Heritage status, the 912 sq. miles of the Lake District is an inspirational place to visit. Cascading waterfalls, 16 sparkling lakes, charming lakeland towns and sweeping mountain landscapes are all there to be seen on our carefully balanced lakeland programme.
Tuesday Ullswater & Northern Lakes
Time free in Bowness, the Lakes most popular town on the shore of lake windermere. Later, proceed over Kirkstone pass - the highest road in the Lakes to Glenridding. Board the steamer for a 1 hour cruise on beautiful Lake Ullswater, the second largest lake in the Lake District, with time for refreshments at Pooley Bridge. The day continues through picturesque Lakeland fells visiting Grasmere & Dove cottage, the home of William Wordsworth.
Wednesday Lake Windermere steam train & Holker Hall & Gardens
Hop on nearby Haverthwaite Steam Railway, as it chugs through picturesque Leven Valley to Lake Windermere. Disembark with entry included into the Lakeside Motor Museum, with over 30,000 exhibits including the racing Campbells, of Bluebird fame. Next stop, Holker Hall & Gardens - regarded as one of the best stately homes in Britain. Most of the afternoon is spent at Holker exploring he house and strolling the southern Lakeland gardens. Returning via Lake Coniston (of Bluebird fame) and Ambleside.
Thursday Bassnthwaite & Lakes Distillery Tour
Time for some relaxation, take in the Lakeland air or, have a swim in the hotel pool. Late morning departure with a stop in Ambleside and then on to the lively market town of Keswick at the head of Derwentwater. A short drive away is the highly rates Lakes Distillery near Lake Bassenthwaite, surrounded by Lakeland fells and woodlands. Housed in a beautifully refurbished 1850's Victorian model farm sample the quality of world class gin, vodka & whisky on the pre- booked guided tour.